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Women’s Basketball Falls to #15 York

Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Arlington, Va. – Marymount University’s women’s basketball team fell to #15 York Wednesday night, downed by the Spartans 70-63. The loss marks the first blemish to the Saints’ CAC record as they fall to 3-1 in conference action and 7-5 overall.

Katelyn Fischer led the Saints with a game-high 16 points to go along with five rebounds. Three other Saints also posted double-digits as Daja Belt chipped in 14, Aileen Maknati added 13, and Kievanna Lacey rounded out the Saints attack with 11.

Felicia Adomako hauled in a game-high 11 rebounds, helping the Saints to outrebound their opponent 37-18 in the effort. In the first half, the Blue and White controlled the boards, reeling in 21 rebounds to the Spartans’ mere two.

Even with their dominance underneath the basket, the Saints still trailed the Spartans for most of the first half, if only by several points. Despite York’s early lead, the Saints proceeded to answer each Spartan attack until they finally boasted an 18-17 advantage at the 9:48 mark – courtesy of a Maknati three-pointer.

The Spartans regained the lead with a three-pointer on their next possession and would finish out the half leading the Saints 32-27.

The second half saw York double that lead in the first five minutes as the Spartans held a 40-30 advantage at the 15:30 mark. Each time the Saints cut the deficit down to single digits, York would respond and maintain its advantage, eventually leading Marymount 57-41 with 6:28 left on the clock.

Faced with the 16-point deficit, the Saints chipped away and then battled down the stretch, using a 7-0 run to diminish the Spartan lead to seven with just over three minutes remaining.

The Saints found themselves within two possessions twice in those remaining ticks, but could not halt a Spartan counterattack in either instance.

Brittany Hicks paced the Spartans with 15 points on the night.

Marymount continues CAC play on Saturday as it travels to Frostburg State. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m.